Smart textiles workshop participants 

Welcome to the smart textiles workshop!

On this page, you will find more information on the workshop, such as the pre- and post-workshop tasks, workshop schedule, groups, etc. 

You are encouraged to use the member chat to talk to other participants, and share interesting resources or ask for help in the forum. 


Textile Fashion Centre, Skaraborgsvägen 3A, Borås

Textile Museum (TM) - 2nd floor

Weaving lab T158

Knitting lab T375

Sewing lab T426

Printing lab TM

Important links





Workshop staff and keynote speakers 

Pre-workshop task

Preliminary work done for the workshop is self-directed, meaning you are in charge of planning and managing the tasks within your groups. We estimate you do not need more than 3 hours on average per week, and hope this is manageable for all of you. You might find it helpful to use the following resources:

Worksheet: Ideation/Inspiration/Implementation

Worksheet: Self-directed learning (learning journal, self-evaluation, project management and schedule)


10-16th February

The first Skype meeting should take place between the 10-16th of February, where you introduce yourselves to your group. You should discuss your backgrounds and what type of fashion product you make, or are interested in, and identify common interests. Also begin to research the concept conductivity for heating smart textiles. Focus on finding out what research and fashion-tech products already exist and what opportunities you could design for?


17-23rd February

The second Skype meeting should take place between the 17-23rd of February, where within your group you present to others the research you have conducted and discuss what are the possibilities for innovative products and solutions. Together create a blog post introducing your group members, and a short summary of your research. Instructions for setting up your account will be sent directly to your email. Be ready to discuss your research and ideas at the workshop!



Lastly, a 5-minute survey for us to learn more about your previous experience to be able to compare to your learnings from the workshop. The survey can be found here, and we kindly ask you to fill it by the 23rd of February.

After the workshop, we would like you to reflect back on your experience through a short survey. Instructions will be sent to you afterwards. 


Good luck, and see you soon in Borås!



//Ann and the E4FT Team